Controlling an invasive aquatic plant for improved biodiversity and livelihoods


Zambia
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Ref: 24-030

Status: Current

Round:
23
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Birdwatch Zambia, CAB International, ZEMA Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Start Date:
01-07-17
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£299,016.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Zambia
Project Summary:
Lukanga Swamp, a Zambian Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, is infested with the invasive waterweed Salvinia molesta, leading to impoverished biodiversity and fish stocks. This project will control the weed by introducing Cyrtobagous salviniae, a weevil, thereby improving conditions for waterbirds, other biodiversity and the livelihoods of >2500 fishermen households.


Documents:
Title: 24-030 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2017-10-04 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2018-01-11 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 HYR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 HYR3 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 AR3 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-21 00:00:00

Title: 24-030 HYR4
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00